Waking up every couple of hours to drink water is a sure way to disrupt your rest.

In most cases, experiencing dry mouth at night can be a side effect of medication, various diseases, and/or infections. Also, people who smoke or chew tobacco during the day may also suffer from dryness because tobacco products can affect the salivary glands. Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose can also increase saliva evaporation.

Health risks associated with nighttime dry mouth may include:

  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Fungal infections

Talk to your healthcare provider. They can help determine whether or not you have dry mouth.

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Other possible remedies to help alleviate symptoms of dry mouth include:

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Use a humidifier  to improve room
air moisture levels

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Try nasal strips to make it easier to
breathe through your nose

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Limit caffeine and alcohol, especially
in the evening as both can dry out the

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Quit smoking, or cut back on
tobacco use

Biotène Dry Mouth oralbalance Moisturizing Gel

You should also try Biotène before bedtime and be sure to keep a tube of Biotène Dry Mouth oralbalance Moisturizing Gel at your bedside.